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“Home Cooked” 5 of 5 stars
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Encinitas Cafe
531, Encinitas, CA
760 632 0919
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Ranked #32 of 224 restaurants in Encinitas
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San Diego
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Home Cooked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great old diner style restaurant with real food. We head there every Saturday morning. WIFI, booths, single chairs at a long eating bar and outside dining (dog friendly). Owned and operated by the family who also wait tables here. It's part of Encinitas' character and WE LOVE IT!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Desert, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Comfort food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

They have meatloaf to grilled cheese. Service was great. Atmosphere was small old time cafe. Food was good. Not a lot of healthy choices more comfort food. Lots of meat choices which I dont eat. Outside seating. Good prices.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“DISSAPPOINTED - SO SO FOOD - NO PRESENTATION AT ALL”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Had breakfast with a friend. Ordered scrambled eggs, bacon, tomatoes, coffee.....thats exactly what I got.....slapped on a plate....overcooked bacon....eggs okay....but no presentation factor at all. Something to appeal to the eye may help. Coffee was not hot...Service was great and fast....Not sure if I would go back......

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“favorite place in encinitas !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a very relaxed and charming little beach cafe. everyone is very friendly who works there. the food is GREAT. if you want to have breakfast there i would recommend waking up a little earlier to beat the crowds (by crowds i mean a line wrapped around the building for a table). i always come in after a day of surfing or relaxing at the beach for their delicious triple decker grilled cheese. its the best grilled cheese i've ever had. the fish tacos are also very yummy.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Turkey Dinner anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Best place to get that real Thanksgiving dinner year round. Great staff. Also a great place for breakfast. It's where the locals go!

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